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Movember Call to Arms!

By Chad McCallum Oct 25, 2010

It’s a week before the start of Movember, and we’re getting ready to kick off another great year of moustaches!

As I've written about previously, Movember is an annual event to raise awareness about & research funds for prostate cancer, and this will be the third year iQmetrix has been involved.

Right now, we're challenging other businesses, especially in the tech industry, to get involved and go up against the combined might of the iQmetrix Moustache Alliance.

What’s required of a Movember team? First off, your business should name a Team Captain. A team captain would promote the event in the office and lead the team of Moustaches throughout the month. You also want to raise as much money and awareness as possible, so your team is be responsible for kicking off events with others in the office to collect donations and spread the word.

Keep in mind that Movember starts on the Monday, November 1st, so if you’re planning on joining the organization, you’ll want to do that ASAP.

As for fundraising events, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Movember Office Party: Host a party at your office on a Thursday or Friday, with donations going towards the charity.
  • Moustache-Only Game Night: Get a group together for some party games. Invite your "mo bros & sistas," and hand out fake moustaches for everyone else - poker, board games, you name it. Adding mos makes everything more fun!
  • Pie Your Boss: Raise money for the privilege to pie your boss, which is even more satisfying since they have a sweet moustache! Imagine how long it’ll take to clean that thing!
  • Sports Night: Have a few friends over to watch the game, maybe make some friendly side bets –- with the losers donating to Movember, of course.

The iQmetrix Vancouver office will be kicking things off by having a fundraiser at our office on Thursday, November 4th. Tickets will be $20 and include beer (from the Howe Sound Brewery keg we have in the office) and some snacks, plus a variety of mo-related games and activities. Click on the button to register, or visit »

Register for iQmetrix Moustache Alliance Fundraiser in Vancouver, British Columbia  on Eventbrite

We're hoping to see three other companies step up to the plate and keep the momentum going by hosting get togethers in their office each Thursday night in November.

Any companies interested in joining forces with iQmetrix (through any of our offices) can contact me directly to co-ordinate efforts.

And always remember: Every Man Deserves a Little Bit of Luxury

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